DATEVALUE Function (DAX)

How does the DATEVALUE function (DAX) work?

The DATEVALUE function (DAX) converts a date in the form of text to a date in datetime format.

DATEVALUE Formula Syntax

DATEVALUE (
     date_text
)

How do you use the DATEVALUE function?

The DATEVALUE function uses the locale and date/time settings of the client computer to understand the text value when performing the conversion.

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Considerations when using the DATEVALUE function

If the current date/time settings represent dates in the format of Month/Day/Year, then the string, “1/8/2009”, would be converted to a datetime value equivalent to January 8th of 2009. However, if the current date and time settings represent dates in the format of Day/Month/Year, the same string would be converted as a datetime value equivalent to August 1st of 2009.

If the year portion of the date_text argument is omitted, the DATEVALUE function uses the current year from your computer’s built-in clock. Time information in the date_text argument is ignored.

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Formula examples using the DATEVALUE function

=DATEVALUE(“8/1/2009”)

=DATEVALUE(“12/31/2015”)

=DATEVALUE(“1/1/2020”)

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